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Taylor Swift Scores a First by Ruling Country Songwriters & Producers Charts Simultaneously

Taylor Swift, 'Fearless'
Beth Garrabrant

Taylor Swift, 'Fearless'

She's also the first woman to lead the Country Producers chart.

Taylor Swift becomes the first talent to simultaneously top Billboard's Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts, both of which launched in June 2019.

Swift tallies her fifth week atop Country Songwriters and surges from No. 10 to No. 1 on Country Producers, leading for the first time and becoming the first woman to reign.

Swift leads the April 24-dated surveys on the strength of 18 credits on the Hot Country Songs chart as both a songwriter and producer, all of which appear on her new album Fearless (Taylor's Version). The set debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums with 291,000 equivalent album units earned, according to MRC Data, the largest week for any album this year.

As Swift tops Country Producers for the first time, here's a rundown of all 18 of her entries on Hot Country Songs, with co-producers listed in parentheses. (She wrote seven of the 18 songs by herself.)

Rank, Artist Billing, Title (co-producers in addition to Swift):
No. 2, "Mr. Perfectly Fine (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" (Jack Antonoff)
No. 6, "Love Story (Taylor's Version)" (Christopher Rowe)
No. 12, "Forever & Always (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 14, "Fearless (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 15, "You All Over Me (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault") feat. Maren Morris (Aaron Dessner)
No. 16, "You Belong With Me (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 20, "Fifteen (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 24, "The Way I Love You (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 28, "Hey Stephen (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 29, "White Horse (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 30, "That's When (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" (Antonoff)
No. 34, "Breathe (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 40, "You're Not Sorry (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
Mo. 41, "Tell Me Why (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 42, "Don't You (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" (Antonoff)
No. 43, "We Were Happy (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" (Dessner)
No. 45, "The Best Day (Taylor's Version)" (Rowe)
No. 49, "Bye Bye Baby (Taylor's Version) (From the Vault)" (Antonoff)

Two of Swift's two co-producers on the album, Christopher Rowe and Jack Antonoff, also land on this week's Country Producers chart, at Nos. 2 and 5, respectively. Rowe co-produced 12 of the songs above and Antonoff co-produced four.

Plus, two of Swift's co-writers on the set, Liz Rose and Hillary Lee Lindsey, reach the Country Songwriters chart, at Nos. 2 and 8, respectively. Rose co-wrote "Fearless," "You Belong With Me," "White Horse," "Tell Me Why," "We Were Happy" and "Bye Bye Baby" and Lindsey co-wrote "Fearless," as well as Jordan Davis' "Almost Maybes," at No. 19 on Hot Country Songs.

The weekly Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot Country Songs chart. As with Billboard's yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).

The full Country Songwriters and Country Producers charts, in addition to the full genre rankings, can be found on Billboard.com.

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